In a place as frenetic as West Hollywood can be, it’s easy to drive through or walk by the city’s busiest intersection without realizing the substantial rock ‘n’ roll history that pervades the neighborhood where Santa Monica and La Cienega boulevards cross paths.
Most everyone knows that Room 32 at the Alta Cienega Motel on the northwest corner was the main place Jim Morrison lived from 1968 until he died in 1971 in Paris. But how many know that The Doors’ offices, where manager Bill Siddons handled day-to-day-operations, were less than a block away at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd.? Or that the band recorded three of its six albums featuring Morrison at a sound studio on site and at another just couple of blocks away?
Bishop, B. (2017, August 2). A Wonderful Day in The Doors’ Neighborhood. Retrieved from www.wehoville.com